2008 Volvo C30

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Austin, Texas, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: C30
SubModel: T5
Type: Coupe
Year: 2008
Mileage: 76,400
VIN: YV1MK672082050834
Color: Gray
Engine: 2.5 Turbo
Cylinders: 5
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

2008 Volvo C30

This isn’t your professor’s Volvo

2008 Volvo C30 76,400 miles, garage kept, middle aged owner

Engine Modifications:

K&N air filter
DO88 intercooler
Elevate downpipe with cat (passes emissions with no problems)
Borla cat back exhaust (great tone without being too loud)
IPD transmission and motor mounts (gives more positive feedback to shifts)
Shark Performance Tuner (4 programs to choose from: stock, stage 1, stage 3, & disable)

The Shark Performance website shows a dyno where they got 310 hp and 372 lb-ft from this setup. I researched this quite a bit and found that these motors are very reliable at this stage of tune and it doesn’t overstress the transmission. I’ve actually kept it on stock tune most of the time to save gas. I just couldn’t keep myself from tinkering even though I don’t use it.

Suspension modifications:

Eibach 8436.140 Pro-Kit Performance Springs
MSR 20” wheels
Tow hitch (believe it or not, it's rated to tow 2,000 lbs. I've only used it for a cargo tray)

At the same time I installed the springs, I replaced the control arms and bushings. I found that these springs gave it a great look without being too low. It noticeably improved handling without altering the ride noticeably. The suspension is slightly nosier than before.

Factory Equipment:

Titanium Grey Pearl paint

6-speed manual transmission

Power adjustable driver seat with three settings memory system.

Bi-Xenon headlamps with automatic leveling

Fog Lights

Climate package

Navigation package

Cruise control (actually somewhat hard to find option on these)

6 CD changer (in dash)

Traction Control

Vehicle Stability Control System


Tilt Steering

Tilt Steering Column

Leather Steering Wheel

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

Telescopic Steering Column

Trip Computer

Cargo Area Cover

Cargo Area Tiedowns

Front Air Dam Standard

Rear Spoiler Standard

Power Windows

Heated Exterior Mirror

Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror

Interval Wipers

The car has seen very light duty. It stays in the garage. I have a take-home car from work that I use during the week. As you can see, the car is in good, but not perfect cosmetic condition. It has some minor imperfections, like the leather on the driver's seat bolster is worn. I'll try to give the interior a proper shampooing before the new owner picks it up, but I wanted to hurry up and get it listed this this weekend for now. There are no known mechanical problems. The tires have plenty of tread.

I’ve put my hands on a hard to find toy, so I would like to make room in the garage rather than expose it to the elements. If there are any questions you have or details you'd like to see in photos, just contact me and I'll reply within 24 hours, usually much less. There’s almost always someone at home, and I’m very eager to make appointments to accommodate viewing the vehicle before bidding. I’m always suspicious of those who won’t be open about their reserve price…What are they hiding and why? Therefore, I’m starting the auction at my bottom line price to move it quickly. This way, no one has to waste their time watching or bidding, not knowing if the car is within their budget.

Payment Terms:

$500 nonrefundable PayPal deposit due within 24 hours of the end of the auction. The balance is to be paid within one week of the auction end. I’m open to forms of payment, but I will not release the vehicle until the payment has cleared both my bank and the issuing institution. (That way, I won’t find out a week later that a cashier’s check or money order was forged.) If you pay in person with cash or via bank to bank transfer, obviously, I’ll release the vehicle immediately.

Finally and most importantly, my car doesn’t “run good,” it runs well dammit!

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